Peace Flag Ensemble

Noteland (WABB-087)

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Peace Flag Ensemble

We Are Busy Bodies


LPS 168404




LP 22,30 €

Noteland is an exercise in pure collaboration. Built around Jon Neher’s piano improvisations, it is free flowing in form and meter. Each member contributed freely but also remained open to having their playing completely recontextualized. Travis Packer’s electric bass is tightly moored to the piano while Dalton Lam and Paul Gutheil, trumpet and saxophone respectively, drift between melodic passages and textural elements.

The album was produced by ambient artist Michael Scott Dawson, who also contributes electronics, guitars, and field recordings to the collective. The result is a pastiche of improvisation, composition, and collage that cycles through quiet moments of imperfection and discomfort followed by peaceful resolutions. It draws from such influences as Keith Jarrett and Mark Hollis.


  • Travis Packer - (bass)
  • Michael Scott Dawson - (guitar)
  • Jon Neher - (piano)
  • Paul Gutheil - (sax)
  • Dalton Lam - (trumpet)


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Wilted Sax
  • A2. Human Pyramid
  • A3. Woke Up Like The Room, Tarzana
  • A4. The Right To Silence
  • A5. Hilma af Klint in Ab
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Presentism
  • B2. Your Father Is In The Yard Counting Sparrows
  • B3. No Police In The Parade
  • B4. Marginalia